[K12OSN] IE requirement

David D. Nelson nelsda at yahoo.com
Mon May 24 06:50:34 UTC 2004

--- Les Bell <lesbell at lesbell.com.au> wrote:
> jam at mcquil.com wrote:
> >>
> Why does mozilla's roaming profiles not work ?
> <<
> Ahh, Grasshopper, let me bring you enlightenment.
> You are assuming I'm
> talking about a K12LTSP system, but unfortunately
> this school has not found
> the one true way yet. They have Windows machines
> around the school, but
> I've set up a Samba/Apache/TikiWiki server with
> Windows roaming profiles.
> As you say, on a Unix system, the Mozilla profile -
> and indeed, profiles
> for other applications, too - is stored in the
> user's home directory. But
> Netscape 7.1 for Windows stores the profile in
> "C:\Program
> Files\Netscape\Users\username", so of course, the
> profiles stay on the
> machine, rather than going with the user's stuff to
> the Samba server
> profile share.

What I did was create a generic netscape user on a
machine with a netscape username of "Netscape" and
then copied that directory to each user's home
directory. Then at each Windows workstation I'd
install Netscape and setup the user "Netscape" to use
the profile in drive "U:\Netscape" where U: was the
users mapped home drive. This setup worked just fine
and I had user roaming profiles for Netscape. I assume
that Mozilla will work the same way. I did this with a
Netware server. I assume it would work with a Samba
server too.

David D. Nelson
nelsda at yahoo.com

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